The 2017 landscape study of New University Presses (NUPs) and academic-led publishing, Changing publishing ecologies (pdf), found that a growing number of universities and academics have set up their own mission-based presses in an attempt establish autonomy from the large legacy publishing houses.
One of the recommendations of that report was to create a best practice toolkit to assist with the planning and establishment of new university and library-led presses publishing open access material.
In March 2021, Jisc launched a toolkit that will support new and existing university and library open access publishing ventures. The toolkit was developed with the input from an international editorial advisory board consisting of university presses from Liverpool, Stockholm, Westminster, White Rose and University College London and other experts in the field.
This webinar will discuss the aims and objectives of the toolkit, including a short walkthrough. This will be followed by a panel session featuring members of the editorial advisory board and a Q&A session.
- Andrew Lockett, press manager, Westminster University Press
- Kate Petherbridge, White Rose Libraries executive manager, White Rose University Press
- Lara Speicher, head of publishing, UCL Press
- Graham Stone, subject matter expert (OA monographs), Jisc
- Alison Welsby, editorial director and senior commissioning editor, Liverpool University Press
- Sofie Wennstrom, managing editor, Stockholm University Press
- Chaired by Eelco Ferwerda, consultant, formerly OAPEN/DOAB
Who should attend
- University press staff
- Information professionals (subject liaison librarians)
- Library directors (wishing to set up a press and inform senior university staff)
- Educational technologists
- Scholarly communications managers and research officers
- Academic staff (both as authors, editors and publishers)
- Senior university staff (heads of department, PVCs for research)
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